Hacking Concern. Somebody is using my phone number to call other people.

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HACKING CONCERN...
Over the past months I have received calls from people who say that I called them. I can't see on my logs that I made outgoing calls to them. I'm seeing a pattern that their phone number have the first six digits as me (example 647-xxx-). I thought it was only me, but it seems that my wife has experienced the same thing, the only difference is the callers have a number with the same first six digits as her phone number. THIS IS A CONCERN THAT the phone customer service could not help me with. Is there somewhere I can escalate this matter? I'm concerned that somebody is using my phone number and calling other people.
Any insight would help. Thank you.
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Joel

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Posted 3 years ago

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Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

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Nothing can stop people from spoofing your phone # Unfourtunatley and your only option if it's a constant issue is to change your phone #
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Joel

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Hi Paul, THanks for the reply. From your reply, it seems that "spoofing" is common. If so, should the phone companies be aware of this?
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Phone companies are aware. Just there isn't a solution to the issue other then changing your #. Reason being when your # is being spoofed there's no way to track it.
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Anyone with a VoIP account can spoof a number. Large organizations do the same thing when you see their Front Desk number, though it is someone from the back end making the call. The one I have been receiving have been obvious by the 011 prefix, and I just ignore them. Anyone who calls me and can't leave a message obviously had nothing important to say.
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Merrisa Kathleen

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This has happened to me, any way of changing this? 
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David, Mobile Master

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Sure! You can change your number to a different one, so it is no longer 'your' number showing on the other's call display. See comments above.